Theologians during the Patristic Period c.100-c.700
-Arian controversy: scriptural titles for Christ that suggest equality with God were merely courtesy titles
-Jesus was to be regarded as a created being although on a level above other created beings
Convened by Constantine to settle Christological disagreements in his empire
-an assembly of Bishops from entire Christian world
-settle Arian controversy by affirming Jesus was homoousios
Agreed Council of Nicea - settled new debates over the humanity of Christ
Main character: Small group incl. Conrad Grebel c.1498-1526
Purpose: only those who had made a personal, public profession of faith should be baptized.
Not sure of the dates here!!
Main character: John Calvin
Purpose: Reform of morals and worship of the church
Haven't found the end of this reformation yet!!!
Main character: Martin Luther
Purpose: Luther wrote 95 theses protesting the selling of indulgences to raise money for the rebuilding of St. Peter's basilica in Rome
Main character: King Henry VIII
Purpose: The Pope refused to dissolve or annul his marriage which would allow him to remarry. Authority of church shifted from papal to monarchy
Council of Trent was organized to counter the reformation; done by reforming itself from within